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in Animals/Local News

Watertown council to endorse zoo plan

WATERTOWN — City Council members like what Zoo New York officials have in store for the zoo at Thompson Park. At a council work session on Monday night, council members informally agreed to the zoo’s master plan, the first one in decades. Chief Executive Officer Lawrence J. Sorel gave a presentation on the plans on… Keep Reading

in Local News/travel

Open border brings Canadians back to New York

The lines began to form before midnight Sunday at U.S. border facilities. Closed since March 2020, the U.S.-Canadian border reopened Monday allowing fully vaccinated Canadians into the United States. “Our nighttime shift was very busy,” said Steven Lawrence, executive director of the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority. “It was like the traffic you would see… Keep Reading

in Health/Local News

Mental health urgent care center coming to Watertown

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – A new mental health urgent care is coming to Watertown. It’s considering 3 locations. Wherever it goes, Jefferson County officials say it’s badly needed. The organization bringing the center to Watertown is called Citizen Advocates. It’s the group’s first site in Jefferson County. “We focus instead on mental health and… Keep Reading

in Local News/weather

A bit of a warmup by the weekend

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Temperatures were in the 20s and 30s early Thursday morning, which is below average for this time of year. It will feel more seasonable by the weekend. Places on the Tug Hill were getting lake effect snow early Thursday. That could change to a mix of rain and snow for… Keep Reading

in Art/Local News/School

Combining reading with pumpkins

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – North Elementary School in Watertown is holding its second annual pumpkin decorating contest. Students have to decorate the gourd like their favorite literary character. The most popular this year was Pete the Cat. “The kids love it. They come to the library and they want a new book, but now… Keep Reading

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